Fate, Free Will or Self-Fate: That is the Question

In the previous Energy Leadership™ blog post, we learned that self-mastery is about knowing who you are at your core and expressing that in all you say and do. When your thoughts and beliefs resonate at a constructive energetic frequency, you attract just what you need when you need it with little or no effort. So what holds us back from living the lives we desire?

Some people attribute the lack of having what they want to fate—that their lives are somehow “meant to be” the way they are. However, many people don’t like the concept of fate because it negates free will. But what if neither the traditional concept of fate nor free will really existed for most people? An unusual concept called self-fate helps explain why so many of us don’t have what we really want.

Self-fate is the idea that because our past is dominating our thought processes—and because most people are not consciously living in the moment—our past actually creates our future. Because we are making choices based on our past experiences, we cannot change our future unless the control of the past is removed so we can choose mindfully in the now. So self-fate really means that for most of us, fate does exist and we don’t have free will. We create our own fate because we choose to be imprisoned by the past. In this way, we limit ourselves to a narrow set of pre-determined choices dictated by our past.

Fate, Free Will or Self-Fate?

Think about a woman who is unhappy with her relationships and says that she seems to meet the same kind of men over and over again. She complains that all men are the same: not interested in a meaningful, committed long term relationship, just easy sex with a constantly changing stream of much younger, very hot bodied women. She believes that she’s never going to find the kind of relationship she says she desires—one that is mutually respectful and supportive with both parties in it for the long haul. She believes she’s stuck with the types of relationships she’s always had—ones where she’s been emotionally abused.

It’s no wonder she feels this way—she’s had many experiences on which she is basing her beliefs. In fact, it’s quite normal that she believes what she does. Which poses a real challenge. Because she sees men as disrespectful, shallow, abusive and manipulating, she is broadcasting 24-7 at the “victim” energy frequency in alignment with her beliefs. And what’s the result? The energetic signal she transmits is picked up by those whose energy matches those beliefs: men who will take advantage of her. To them, she’s an easy target. And so, she actually creates her future relationships and will continue to do so until she changes her sense of self—WHO SHE IS BEING—in relationships.

Embracing the construct of self-fate reminds you that you are far more powerful than you realize. You matter! Self-fate is an internal force completely within your control. Good news: you are the only one who is response-able for your life.

In the next Energy Leadership post, we’ll begin exploring simple concrete steps you can take to get unstuck, harness your unlimited potential and step into your greatness.

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About djwlifecoach

As a coach, author, speaker, singer, artist, consultant, radio host, Reiki Master and EFT/tapping practitioner, I share hope, possibilities and empowerment with the world. What's love got to do with minimizing stress and getting unstuck? Everything! My book, "Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life!" (Hay House/Balboa Press 2013) shares my story and the stories of 10 of my clients along with my signature Discovery Framework. During my 30 years as an organization transformation consultant, I served as a senior partner in four of the world's largest, most prestigious global professional services firms. In 2005, I took a five-year sabbatical to find healing and peace because non-stop work had taken its toll. My recovery from burnout, including a sustained 80-pound weight loss and freedom from 10 years of debilitating depression, led to finding my purpose guiding others on their journeys. Through healing and self-exploration, I discovered that loving yourself unconditionally is the key to transforming your personal life, your work and the world. With attention and intention, I learned to live in alignment with love through a wealth of energy-shifting tools and techniques that help me reduce stress, anxiety and overwhelm by releasing limiting beliefs, emotions and habits. My books, blog, radio show and signature coaching programs help individuals and organizations harness the transformative energy of love to turn unexplored possibilities into fulfilling realities and step into their greatness. To learn more about my work in the world, visit djwlifecoach.com. Subscribe to my blog at tiny.cc/djwblog. Listen to my radio show at tiny.cc/djwradio. View my author video and book trailer at tiny.cc/djwauthorvideo and tiny.cc/djwbooktrailer. Access 40+ tapping resources at tiny.cc/djwtaps. Send email to deborah@djwlifecoach.com. For fun, I love singing, reading, sewing, knitting and movies. I live in Williamsburg, Virginia with my husband, Wilson, and the three coaching cats who manage my life—SiddhaLee, Mortimer and Maisy Jane.
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